Do you have what it takes?

There is a clear ambiguity and ambivalence for many men in understanding when they know they finally “have what it takes,” and with the continued fracturing of the nuclear family, many men are left to ponder the question on their own. There is a bit of a crisis, in my mind, of men in America, to have the opportunity to prove to themselves that they do, in fact, have what it takes, and that the world is in critical need to step into their greatness. I have spoken with many men who have shared similar concerns, and while this may not be the case for everyone, I think it is safe to say there are a group of men amongst us who yearn for the opportunity to answer the question, “Do I have what it takes,” and a clear path to establish and assert their manhood, however, they may define it.n you get married, or when you have children. But what if you don’t want children, or you don’t want to get married until you are in your 30’s? Are you delaying your ability to call yourself a man until then?


Andrew holding Thai Pads during a training session at Lightning Kicks Martial Arts in Portage, MI
Striking and grappling are a great way to push your limits